For Ishita Khanna, ecology and economy are two sides of the same coin. Wowed by the Himalayas, she has been helping the rural people of Spiti in Himachal find a livelihood even as they protect the fragile ecosystem, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
R Jeganathan’s organic farm in Pakkam, a village near Chennai, is drawing youth, who wish to take up farming even if it means giving up careers. Farming can be profitable if it is integrated with dairy and poultry, he tells P C Vinoj Kumar
A youth, holding degrees in engineering and management from foreign universities, committing to agriculture may sound incredible. But Ashmeet Kapoor has done just that, changing the lives of many farmers in a positive way, says Akash Bisht
By reviving the use of natural dyes, Rashmi Bharti enabled communities like Bora Kuthalia and Shauka in Uttarakhand hills to not just conserve a traditional art form but also triggered a local economic revolution, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
She makes natural sense of cosmetics through an array of products that can be picked up at her ‘Skinsense’ outlet in Chennai. Though Rashmi Prithviraj is not into real business, her discerning clientele is growing slowly, says Radhika Giri
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